Now that the company is investing in your area, it is an opportune time for local officials, operators, and other local stakeholders to begin collaborative planning efforts and/or begin implementing plans that were previously developed. There are numerous challenges that companies and communities could work together to address; for example, API’s Community Engagement Guidelines suggest that operators engage local stakeholders in dialogue around mitigating or eliminating potential negative economic impacts and maximizing economic benefits to the community. 1 Another suggestion is to plan for sustainable solutions to temporary housing challenges. 2 Examples of initiatives on both of these topics are described in Box 13. Case Study: Economic Planning and Box 16. Case Study: Employee Housing.